News and Videos

Oakland FRESH
June 2012
A project of the Oakland Unified School District and the East Bay Asian Youth Center, Oakland FRESH brings healthy, affordable fresh produce to schools and communities throughout Oakland, California. This video was produced by Streetside Productions/EBAYC.
EnCompass Academy Creating Lesson Plans for Student Success
June 2012
State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson was in Oakland Tuesday touring two elementary campuses.
New Public Library Opens In East Oakland
January 2011
City leaders gathered Saturday to officially open a brand new library in East Oakland
East Oakland Library Debuts
January 2011
City and state officials come together to witness the grand opening of the 81st Avenue Library shared by ACORN Woodland Elementary, EnCompass Academy, and the public.
East Oakland Home To First New Library Branch Since 2004
January 2011
Nines years of planning and work, a library is opened in a troubled East Oakland neighborhood.
Drummond: Deep East Oakland Rising
January 2011
Oakland Tribune columnist writes of the new changes in the deep East Oakland with the opening of a library.
Meet One of Our Teachers!
Fall 2010
Oakland Schools Foundation writes a profile on one of EnCompass Academy's amazing educator, Mr. Mario Garcia.
Principals: Put Students' Safety First
February 2010
Oakland Tribune recognizes two principals on a shared school site who are addressing issues on gang and graffiti around the school community.
Siblings Help East Bay Schools Thrive
November 2009
In their "Community Salutes" feature, ABC7 News highlights the family history and commonality of two Principal Nguyens—Ms. Nguyen and her brother.
The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the East Oakland Community Library
brought out city officials and the Honorable Mayor Ron Dellums. May 2008

At 21,000 square feet, this will be the largest branch in the Oakland Public Library system and also act as the library for EnCompass Academy and our sister school, ACORN Woodland Elementary. Not only is it certified as a "Green" building, it will be the first joint public library-school facility in Oakland! The $14.3 million project is funded by a $6.5 million grant from the State of California’s Proposition 14 and $4 million from the Oakland Redevelopment Agency. The rest of the funding will come from private and community fundraising.
It's not where you're from, it's who you are
March 2008
Teacher Malayphet Insixiengmay is interviewed during the Community Storytelling Day held at our campus. See her story about how growing up as an immigrant in East Oakland inspired her to become a teacher.
The Perez Family
October 2008
Family Involvement Coordinator Amelia Perez’s family tells their story about changes in East Oakland and their dreams for the future. Oldest daughter Jenisse sings a special song she learned in preschool. Jenisse is now an EnCompass alum!
Minh-Tram Nguyen on EnCompass Academy
October 2008
Principal Nguyen talks about her philosophy of educating the whole child at EnCompass, and about the context for starting EnCompass Academy.
Small is Beautiful in the Public Schools
October 2007
San Francisco Magazine visited our campus to highlight the successes of the Oakland Small Schools Movement as an example of Oakland’s recent progress.
EnCompass Rising Newsletters
Winter 2010 (PDF)
Fall 2010 (PDF)
Fall 2009 (PDF)
Spring 2009 (PDF)
Spring 2008 (PDF)